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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25MV_cinearts-theatre_Pleasant-Hill-CA.html
Over 900 people attended a champagne gala to celebrate the opening of the first theatre in the young city of Pleasant Hill. The first movie shown that night of February 21, 1967 was "Dr. Zhivago". Originally built for Century Theatres, the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24TN_the-christian-brothers-winery_Martinez-CA.html
In the city, from 1879 to 1932, the 70 acre parcel of land extending in a triangle from what is now Bush Street to Pacheco Boulevard to Brown Street to Alhambra Creek was owned by The Christian Brothers Religious Teaching Order, Founded by Saint J…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y25_mount-diablo-state-park-historical_Walnut-Creek-CA.html
Welcome Heading to the top? Rising to 3,849 feet in elevation, Mount Diablo dominates the foothills and offers unobstructed views. Stand on its summit on a clear day and see over 200 miles in all directions; the Sierra Nevada to the east and pas…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y24_what-are-those-towers-for-historical_Walnut-Creek-CA.html
Mount Diablo has always been a guide and landmark to people far bellow, and so it became a natural location for many radio and transmission towers as well. As early as 1928, the Standard Oil Company and U.S. Dept. of Commerce jointly constructe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VOM_rodgers-ranch-historical_Pleasant-Hill-CA.html
Patrick Rodgers left Ireland for America C. 1843 at the age of 10, without his family. In 1855, he arrived in California for the Gold Rush. In 1868, he and his wife, Mary Ann, bought this 149-acre site to grow wheat. The Rodgers, along with eight …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SCN_victory-ships-were-a-bigger-complicated-ship-reverend-ross-hidy-pastor_Richmond-CA.html
The S.S. Red Oak Victory is an example of the enormous scale of work completed by ordinary men and women to help the war effort. Constructed in eight-seven days, the S.S. Red Oak Victory was one of ten Victory ships commissioned by the United Stat…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SCI_it-was-a-real-workhorse-jim-cannon-marketing-director-levin-richmond-terminal-corp_Richmond-CA.html
Whirley cranes were an essential part of Richmond Shipyard's manufacturing capabilities during World War II. Named for the turret's ability to rotate (whirl) 360 degrees, the cranes could handle massive amounts of steel - lifting and moving large …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SCG_i-was-truly-there-and-did-my-part-to-the-end-addie-mae-cance-former-shipyard-worker_Richmond-CA.html
You are standing in Shipyard No. 3, which represents one of the many industrial complexes which operated to support America in World War II. Over 90,000 skilled and unskilled workers from across the country relocated to Richmond, California to fin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SAY_the-home-front-legacy_Richmond-CA.html
"The war shed light on America's promise. It created an explosion that accelerated change all the way into the 1960s." — Betty Reid Suskin With World War II officially ended, Richmond filled with celebration in September, 1945. Years wou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SAU_the-ford-assembly-building_Richmond-CA.html
Four panels, in two sets of two, describe the pre- and post-war history and uses of the Ford Assembly Building: 1930-1939 Ford Model A "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." — Henry Ford The Ford Motor Company Asse…
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